Drums/Keys/Vocals - Two time Grammy award winner Ruphael W. Mariam was born in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to a very large family of 2 brothers and 7 sisters. Being
one of the youngest made Ruphael realize that there are myriad paths that can be
taken in life. "Ever since I can remember, I knew that my life would be
dedicated to the Arts" Ruph has never looked back and has had a lasting and
prosperous career as musician and artist.
Ruph began drawing and painting by the tender age of 4. Through the years his
teachers noticed that he had talent, not only with painting and drawing, but
also as a musician. He enrolled at an art school at night while he attended high
school during the day. The schedule was soon flip-flopped to accommodate his
yearning to become a professional musician and artist.